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. >> this week on bloomberg government's "capitol gains," it is the national security fight america may be losing, cyber tax poses a clear and present danger, but congress cannot agree on how to bolster the digital defenses. we'll talk about the implications for business. former cia director. michael hays. it was hailed as the biggest overhaul of wall street rules begins the great depression. more than two years later, dangers remain. we'll have an exclusive bloomberg government analysis where the law really stands. >>> and meet the woman leading the defense industry's battle to block sweeping automatic budget cuts. you need to know marianne blake. >> peter: i'm peter cook. welcome to capitol gains, stay with us for the next half hour. bloomberg government focused on the government impact of businesses and the economy. its exclusive research and analysis you cannot find anywhere else. this week, the debate over what needs to be done to bolster the country's defenses against cyber attack. this week, wells fargo found their banks under attack. the suspect iran. they deny it. but repub
announced in advance will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government, t on overning. differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, hisses among other noisy distracting things. so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. [ cheers and applause ] >> jim. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start, the economy, segment 1, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity. i want to thank governor romney and the university of denver for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago i becam
health care, the role of government and governing. procedure, each candidate gets two minutes to respond to a question posed by jim lara. time remaining is given to freewheeling discussion of segments. risk factor, dangerous, sometimes lethal. ♪ [music] ♪ >> are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? is america as respected throughout the world as it was? do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? if you answer all of those questions yes, why then i think your choice is obvious as to who you'll vote for. if you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then i could suggest another choice that you have. >> jimmy jimmy carter practical gagging. question, who will win the debate on tuesday? can romney pull a reagan? pat bu cannen? >> that's exactly what he's going t
in that stag nato bama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jameison. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate. >> reporter: romney las been studying for the debates since june, the last month he has even been traveling with his obama stand-in, ohio senator rob portman who has joined him on his plane and campaign bus. the obama campaign contends romney has prepared more than any candidate in recent history. >> he's been a good debater in the past. he's very prepared. he's got all these clever zingers and lines in his pocket some we understand he will probably have a good night on wednesday. >> reporter: obama campaign observations have been trying to convince us for we
local government. afghan national police now man this lookout over a small southern village, while their u.s. green beret advisers work with local leaders on civic improvement. >> once the afghans can take care of themselves and they're still sustainable, they're killing the insurgents, we don't want you here. we don't need you here. >> reporter: the plan is to train afghans to secure themselves by 2014. but u.s. commanders want assurances that until then, afghans will guard their back. >> it's their leadership that has to come to play to reduce the threat to us. >> reporter: over the last eight days i've seen a lot of interaction between u.s. and afghan troops. some of it relaxed. but, brian, at all times there's one or two fully battle-dressed american soldiers with their fingers near the trigger, just in case. >> lester holt starting off our coverage in kabul tonight. lester, thanks. now to our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, also in kabul, on what's been accomplished and what hasn't in over a decade now in that country. richard, good evening. >> good evening, brian.
governments to make tough decisions. last week we heard from n.i.h. director francis collins who oversees the world's largest medical research budget. > i've been been involved in this enterprise now for 30 years, and the pace of discovery is accelerating at really remarkable pace. it allows us to make things possible that we wouldn't have dreamed up a decade ago. at the same time, neither i nor anybody else who's been aen for a long time in biomedical research can remember a time where the enterprise felt under such stress in terms of whether the resources will be there to allow these discoveries to continue to happen. >> colin said there ant any easy answers. n.i.h. is a critical part of the ecosystem but its work it only be furktly translated into medical progress if other parts are working properly existing more out of expiesing money will require universities and industries to change the way they operate. the back to school essay offered some suggestions. we noted that europe pays universities less for overhead and we challenged industry to commit itself to funding work that n.i.h. d
understand. the idea under your plan for future seniors would be that the federal government would write that senior a check, essentially and say "now, you can go buy a private insurance plan or you can buy medicare from the federal government"? >> s that essentially it? >> that's essentially it. people would have a choice of either traditional government-run fee-for-service medicare or a private plan which has to offer the same benefits. it can't be skinnyed down. >> pelley: will the check that comes from the government cover the cost of government-run medicare or the private health insurance? >> oh, yeah, people will have a choice of at least two plans where they have no additional out-of-pocket cost other than the traditional medicare formula so they've got to have at least a couple options where they don't have to put up more money. as to the government plan, as long as the government is able to keep its cost down, keep its overhead down it could well be one of the lowest costs, if not the lowest cost option. >> pelley: separateedly republican party said today that it has filed a com
wednesday. it will focus on domestic,such as the economy, health care, and governing. so we've assembled a panel of distinguish americans, i would say, to talk about the state of country and where they think america is today. mark zandi is with the moody analytics. he has a new book out called, "paying the price, ending the great recession and building a new american century." michelle rhee is the head of students first, an organization that hopes to reform public education. she, of course, is the former head ofure d.c. schools. former speaker newt gingrich is rejoining us. he does not have a new book out, but his wife calista, does have a new book out, a children's book that will be coming out tomorrow. bob woodward, an associate editor of the "washington post" is the author of "the price of politics" he's written more books than this entire table combined. well, maybe not when you put newt gingrich in there. and pulitzer prize-winning author hendrick smith who has a new book called, "who stole the american dream?" all you people are here to sell books. that's pretty clear. ( laughter
china had broken into one of the u.s. government's most sensitive computer networks. today officials would not say whether the white house attack has been linked to china. >>> to a developing story involvie ining an american airl flight. it made an emergency landing today. the pilot got sick shortly after takeoff. a co-pilot took control. the plane landed safely in st. louis about noon eastern time. the pilot was rushed to a hospital. a new crew took over and flew the passengers on to dallas. the pilot's illness and condition are not known. >>> there was another problem on an american airlines flight that had to make an emergency landing today. that flight was headed from jfk airport in new york to miami. it turned back and landed safely after complaints of loose seats on the plane. it was the second seat of seats that were loose in three days. on saturday, a row of seats got loose on a flight from boston to miami. that plane was diverted to new york. american airlines is conducting an internal investigation. the company canceled more than 400 flights last week. they blame all the pr
government assistance, if a republican could fail those people, then possibly we might not want to take a chance again on a republican, when the country is in such dire straits and at a crucial point right now. >> it brings back the george w. bush name again. >> oh, yeah. >> which they've been trying to campaign away from. >> absolutely. >> you've already had two. you've got a big voter education turnout drive. this one in virginia coming up. >> next tuesday, from 10:00 to 3:00, we'll be in virginia at market square from 10:00 to 3:00. voter education, voter registration. last week we were in the district. people getting registered, getting information that they need. like where's my polling place? what issues are really on the ballot? we're teaming up with the board of elections to help people. it's all about educating and informing the community. >> they said october was when everybody was going to start paying very, very close attention. >> they're watching, listening, and forming opinions. >> this is it. mollet green, thank you for coming by. >> mm-hmm. >>> the tale of the dueling d
the weekend. in paris thousands took part in peaceful demonstrations. on friday the french government presented a budget that includes higher taxes on the wealthy but which critics lack reforms that could kick start economic growth. uncertainty over spain's bailout sent overseas markets lower. nikkei dropped 1% while the hang seng was closed for a holiday. this week we'll get the september unemployment data. second to last monthly jobs reports before the presidential election. on wall street stocks slipped, the dow lost 142 points while the nasdaq slid 63 points. today investors will here from federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. he'll discuss the fed's new stimulus program. stocks fell after the fed official said the plan will not create jobs. today medicare starts changing the way it does business. the agency will begin fining hospitals that has too many patients return within 40 days because of complication. it could affect 2,200 facilities and the average fine would be about $125,000. and an auction featuring the most famous outlaws in history raked in more than a million dollar
they don't want it to be manipulated. they're put together by two separate government entities, bureau of labor statistics, the labor department, and then the census bureau. and then the employment numbers, put together by the labor department by the labor that tells us -- then there was the household survey, and that is where 200,000 field representatives go in and call a number of households, putting the number together, you combine the two, and that is the report that we got this morning. but with 2,000 field representatives involved, and two government entities involved, it is almost impossible to manipulate these numbers. >> that is why we needed it all explained, as always, sue herrera. >>> now to breaking news out of arizona, where last night we reported the possibility that they were looking at the possibility that the u.s. border agent killed there may have been the victim of friendly fire. tonight there is more, more at the border patrol station in bisbee station there. good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that
the new suggest that the syrian government is trying to break through a stalemate that lasted in those areas for months. in the meantime, tensions flaired today. no one was injured this time, but a similar incident on wednesday killed five people. the turkish prime minister warned the syrian government today not to test turkey's limits. >>> an american student accused of killing a hotel worker in israel is dead after being shot by israeli soldiers. it happened today at a resort town on the red sea. the american is a 23-year-old man from new york. he worked at the israeli hotel until about three days ago. a man he shot was a former co-worker. witnesses say the two had been arguing. no one else in the busy hotel was hurt. israeli police quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive. >>> student protests over italy today turned violent. police in riot gear confronted demonstrators and five students were injured in taurino. that's according to italian news report. one student is in a hospital with injuries to his face. six police officers were injured by rome by students throwing rocks. in milan
for other critical state and local government services. question 7 is one of the more hotly debated topics this election season. yesterday clergy and community activists rallied against expand gambling. >>> angie goff has some breaking news. >> in syria, 27 people are dead and human rights group claims that 40 people are dead and 90 injured after triple car bombs rocked the country's biggest city. much of the main square government controlled allepo is reduced to rubble. some buildings collapsed. a military club nearby is believed to have been the target. activists say the bombings happened after guards at the club clashed with gunmen. this type of violence is considered rare. the last attack was in february when a suicide bomber killed 28. angie goff, news 4. >>> thousands of baseball fans will always have fond memories of being at a late season game to a random tuesday night between two of the worst teams in the national league. >> 0-2 pitch. swing and a miss and he strikes out. but you know what, he made it back and the crowd comes to it feet again. >> and that is because they got to se
multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole. >>> the family of a government contractor jailed in cuba is making another plea to have the maryland than released. family members now fear alan gross has cancer. an american radiologist says he looked at ct and ultrasound scans cuban doctors performed on a mass behind his shoulder. they diagnosed it as a hematoma that would disappear. the radiologist is concerned it's more serious because gross has lost a lot of weight. gross is serving a a year sentence for providing internet equipment to the jewish community. >>> angie goff is at the live desk with breaking news. >> the death toll is rising now. 40 people confirmed dead and 72 injured after a string of car bombings in syria's biggest city. the pictures of devastating, total destruction here, buildings reduced to nothing. this was in the main square in the government controlled city of allepo. triple car bombings are believed to to be the cause. government forces rule allepo right now and a mill tear club nearby is what some believe was the target of today's bombings. angie goff,
they get the reflecting pool filled back up, they shouldn't have any more problems. >>> the government is warning doctors to avoid all products from that massachusetts pharmacy linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak, this after a fifth person has died. the latest victim died in tennessee, making three deaths in that state so far. there have also been deaths reported in maryland and in virginia. at least 30 people have been sickened in six states, all of them got tainted steroid injections for back pain. they believe it was caused by a common fungus found in leaf mold. it is not contagious. >>> nats fans will not have to pay extra after all. the d.c. taxi cab commission initially approved a $1 fee for each additional passenger on trips to and from the ballpark. after pressure from mayor gray, the commission dropped that plan. tom sherwood will be here to say they're still not sure the city is ready for the play-off clouds. >>> dramatic changes on the way. >> let's go to meteorologist veronica johnson for your first forecast. how about it, v.j.? >> dramatic change is not the sunshine we'
, voters have struggled to meet pennsylvania's strict new requirement for a government issued photo i.d. at the polls. a law democrats claim republicans pushed to suppress the turnout among poor and minority voters. first, voters without a driver's license would need a state issued i.d. card, because that's a secure i.d. that can be used to board planes, voters needed a birth certificate and three forms of identification to get one. >> and it took me days just to get my i.d. >> reporter: then the state relented and began issuing a new i.d., good only for voting, but kept shifting the requirements for it. >> this was a hastily drawn law designed to disrupt the vote for the presidential election. >> reporter: today the judge concluded the gap between the photo i.d.s issued and the estimated need of those who do not yet have them will not be closed in time. so he blocked the law from fully going into effect in pennsylvania for the general election. poll workers can ask for a photo i.d., but those without one can still cast a ballot. many voters said they agreed. >> if they gave people ti
around government buildings and diplomatic quarters. >>> four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sign-making business. the gunman then took his own life. that gunfire was first reported late yesterday afternoon. police swarmed the area but never fired at the shooter. the victims were found in the building and many others wounded. the minneapolis star tribune reports the gunman was an employee who lost his job. >>> president obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>. >> 47% of the people, who believe they are victims that have the government has a responsibility to them. believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking priva
to be targeting about 30 of the usual suspects. that includes banks, businesses, government agencies all along the k street corridor. goldman sacss, freddie mac, the imf, the american bankers association, u.s. department of justice just to name a few. for people who work at those places and who work in the k street area, you know what you're going to be dealing with. these are the same kinds of demonstrations you saw one year ago. it was exactly one year ago today that occupy d.c. protesters first started camping out in mcpherson square. remember, they lived there for almost four months before finally getting kicked out by u.s. park police in february. now expect to see them back for what they're calling a full week of resistance starting with all these protests on k street this morning. and occupy k street's twitter feed retweeted a picture last night from a user called occupy eye. here's the picture, the caption reading "the finishing touches are being put on the one-year anniversary. join us tomorrow 7:00 a.m. when it all kicks off. you can expect to see all the signs and posters. nobody ou
in this country. >>> plus, the supplements the government says do not do what the labels claim. stay with us, we'll be r >>> stocking up on vitamin d to fight off colds may be a waste of your time and money. researchers in new zealand studied patients getting high doses of vitamin d. they found no difference in the number of colds. the study published in this month's journal of the american medical association. >>> a report says some supplements may not be what they seem. the health and inspector general says many weight loss in immove boosting supplements make false claims. some claim to cure diabetes and cancer. the report did not name any specific products. >>> we are getting a sneak peak at the "today" show's interview with mark zuckerberg. he told matt lauer he wears the same thing every day. he has 20 identical gray t-shirts. he keeps his shirts in one drawer and his wife rules the closet. you can watch the full interview of zuckerberg tomorrow on the "today" show here on nbc 4. >>> stocks are higher at this hour. let's check in with cnbc. we are joined live with more on that and the rest
's largest city has killed at least 31 people. state tv reports that three explosions rocked a government-controlled district in aleppo. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning to you as well, natalie. today we're watching the private sector jobs report for some clues as to what kind of report we're going to get on friday when the big government payrolls report comes out. at this stage economists are expecting 153,000 jobs were created in the month of september, and apple shares are in focus once again as there are some reports out that asian component suppliers of apple have begun mass production of a smaller tablet computer that apparently is smaller than the current ipad. we're all waiting for that as well. back to you. >> wonderful to be in time for the holidays. mandy drury, thanks so much. >>> the self-proclaimed world's best dad is at it again. davengedow and his 20-month-old daughter have become famous online that show sarcastically why dave's the greatest dad. after their appearance on her sh
different banks, businesses and government agencies all along the k street corridor. goldman sachs, freddie mac, american bankers association, the imf, department of justice. for people who work at those places, you know what you'll be dealing with. these are the kind of demonstrations we all saw one year ago. it's exactly a year ago today that d.c. occupy protesters first started camping out in mcpherson square. they lived there for about four months before finally getting kicked out by u.s. park police. we can expect to see them back for what they're calling a week of resistance starting with the protests here on k street this morning. as i said, they're not out here yet but you know they're coming. occupy k street twitter feed retweeted this picture. it read the finishing touches are being put on the occupy d.c. one-year anniversary as it shows somebody paintdzing one of those imfannous -- painting one of those infamous signs. we don't know how much it will disrupt traffic but there are likely to be lots of folks out here during the morning commute. be prepared. plan a few extra minutes
it appear he is being held by extremists but they believe he is in the custody of the syrian government. >>> a u.s. border patrol agent was killed and another injured overnight in a shooting in arizona. a third agent was not injured. authorities say the three were investigating an alarm triggered by a sensor along the mexico an border. this is the first border patrol ent to be killed in two years. the last shooting prompted the congressional investigation into the gun smuggling operation dubbed fast and furious. >>> there are new clues in the disappearance of a mother in loudoun county. 36-year-old leyla mccullagh hasn't been seen since august. court documents show she's had a rocky relationship with her husband. now police are investigating whether foul play was involved. pat collins was in herndon where the investigation is focused. >> reporter: 50 days since leyla mccouple dlog disappeared and police are looking into the possible of foul play. missing. leyla mccullagh. 36-year-old belly dancer, wife and mother of a little boy. last seen back in august at her leesburg home. a sprawlin
the foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,515 after adding 77 points yesterday. the s&p was up 3 but the nasdaq lost 2. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei fell ten points while in hong kong the hang seng was closed again for a holiday. >>> well, stocks ended mostly in the blackmon day thanks to a glimmer of economic optimism. news that manufacturing growth broke a four month roadblock sparked interest. ben bernanke will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department inves
concerns about a government contractor from montgomery county jailed in cuba. doctors feel alan gross may have cancer. an american radiologist looked at scans cuban doctor doctors performed on a mass. the radiologist is concerned it's more serious because gross has lost a lot of weight. gross is serving a 15 year sentence for providing internet equipment to the jewish community. >>> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. a lot of fog. >> we've had the dog days of summer and it will feel like dog day of summer here this afternoon. we have foggy dogs this morning when you walk your dog. and we do have the fog around. take a look at the capitol, this is a time lapse from last evening to just about an hour ago. you can see the fog swririrls around the capitol. thanks to scott, our content editor. and as we take a look at the view from our city camera, we do have the fog right in washington. at reagan national, it's at 70 degrees. and we've got the humidity, yes, very high of course. and visibility at reagan national about a half a mile. these are the area airport visibilities. you see shenan
. >>> we are following breaking news now involving the rebellion in syria. the government in turkey, which borders syria, has retaliated after syrian forces fired on civilians inside the turkish border. a turkish official said a bomb hit a house earlier today, a woman was killed along with a 6-year-old boy and three others. a policeman was injured. syria's information minister apologized to the turkish people for the attack. he's calling on all countries to respect the border. >>> there is a controversial proposal from a task force devoted to keeping the power on after storms. a new report out today calls for allowing utility companies like pepco to charge more for needed improvements. the cost would be about $1 or $2 per month, per customer. governor martin o'malley created the task force. if the public service commission should approve, companies would have to meet stricter reliability standards. opponents say this rewards utility companies for not paying for their own improvements. >>> today was the last meeting of the d.c. council task force looking into lowering fines for people caugh
at 5:53, libya's president said government forces have disbanded about ten militia groups that continue to act against muslim extremists. >>> a federal judge has given final approval to a class action suit resulting from hurricanes katrina and rita. about 55,000 people along the gulf coast will -- [indiscernible] the storm ejackees were -- evacuees were exposed to formaldehyde when they were issued government trailers [ inaudible ] the whale is making its annual migration from north queensville to the -- [ inaudible ] >>> the regular n.f.l. refs worked thirst first game last night in baltimore and they got a standing ovation. >> plus, we'll take a look at some of the new movies you can catch in theaters this weekend. here's jess. >> thanks, andrea. daily deals time. in case you hadn't heard, tomorrow is national coffee day. we raise a massive mug of coffee. i'm getting you free coffee today. why wait for the good stuff, right? today is cof-free day at 7- eleven. you can get a free large coffee at any participating 7-eleven store. the deal is good between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. this mo
and nurses are among 91 people charged nationwide in a massive medicare fraud case. the government said it was billed more than $400 million in bogus claims. >>> new rules for secret service agents after that drunken partying in a colombia hotel. agents are now banned from drinking at a hotel. no more drinking 10 hours before a shift and sharing sensitive information online could get you fired. >>> bruce davis, known as charles manson's right hand man, has been recommended for parole. he's served more than four decades for the 1969 killings for of a musician and stunt man. governor jerry brown will have the final say. >>> the mars curiosity rover is about to do a little digging. nasa says it will collect soil samples to learn if there were ever favorable conditions for microbial life. >>> and one of the top trending health stories right now on msnbc.com could cause some controversy. offering free birth control can dramatically lower the rate of birth control. cases of abortion dropped from 66 to 75% below the national level. these findings could impact this year's election. mitt romney
the government, i think that hurt his ability to connect and say to folks i want to be president for all of america. i think he's got an opportunity in this first debate to communicate directly with the public. i won't give him advice, but i would just say i think that's a challenge for him right now. >> jonathan allen, thanks so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> look forward to having you back with us soon. >>> a former chemist at the massachusetts states drug lab was arrested friday. she's accused of faking drug test results. that's raising doubts about thousands of cases she handled, some of those convicted are already back on the streets and many more could be released from jail. she could face additional charges. elaine quijano is in boston with us. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. annie dookhan's co-workers used to jokingly call her super woman. she seemed to analyze so many more drug samples in the lab than anyone else. investigators believe that was a warning sign pointing to her wrongdoing. in her nine years working at the massachusetts state crime
are welcome to attend. >>> the white house now urging cuba to let a local government contractor it's holding see his personal doctor. the state department says alan gross must be allowed to see a doctor because of concerns he might have cancer. an american radiologist looked at records cuba sent him of a mass. cuban doctors say it's nothing serious but that radiologist says the mass should be presumed to be cancerous unless proven otherwise. gross is cserving a 15-year sentence for providing internet equipment. >>> defenders of the colorado shooting suspect are accusing prosecutors of violating gag orders. the defense team says his updated mug shot was improperly leaked to the media. they also argue details of a notebook were also leaked. his defense team says government prosecutors deliberately leaked both of those items to the media. the judge presiding over the trial will hold a hearing about the possible leaks on october 11th. >>> a new york fall judge ruled iran, the taliban and al qaeda must pay a massive fine for their roles in the september 11 attacks. the judge says the $6 billion f
that 47% don't pay federal income taxes and are dependent on the government or romney's possession on women's health issues. >> romney says he's going to cut loopholes, but won't name they will. romney said i'm going to replace obama care, but won't say with that. >> romney clearly came to play, standing toe to toe with the president. through plenty of fireworks. >> your title is the president of an airplane and house, but not your own facts. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. >> i don't have a tax cut of a scale you're talking about. we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> however, independent fact checkers say romney's plan adds up to nearly $5 trillion and would give the biggest breaks to the highest. romney made a point of saying he'd cut the budget for pbs, even to jim lehrer. >> i like pbs, big bird. i actually love you, too, but i'm not going to
event of course is friday when the government releases the unemployment report for september. the previous reports shows the economy added just 96,000 jobs in august while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% because more people stopped looking for work. as for stocks it was a weak finish to a strong quarter on wall street. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 13,437, but it fell about 49 points on friday. it rose 4% for the entire quarter. nasdaq lost 20 points on friday, rallied more than 6% from july through september. and the s&p 500 was off by 6 and gained almost 6% in the third quarter. >>> also investors are waiting on the minutes from the latest federal reserve meeting. policymakers decided to keep rates at record lows through 2015 and buy back more bonds to jump start the economy. we're seeing mortgage rates falls as a result. >>> amazon's paperweight e- reader goes on sale this month. it's the latest investigation of the -- version of the kindle to goes head to head with the barnes and noble nook. we'll have to see how the sales figures are. >
to hear destruction of the american myth that some elements of government were involved in 9/11. why did it take an hour for the strongest nation in the world to get planes in the air for an hour >> reporter: you underestimate incompetence? >> i guess it was all around that day. all around. >> reporter: do people say to you, okay, this guy is kind of a talented nut job? >> yeah. i'm old enough that i can say, yeah, yeah. >> thank you very much. reporter: of course asner isn't the only octogenenarian with political views >> i have mr. obama sitting here. >> reporter: what did you think of clint eastwood at the republican convention? >> i thought he was kind of cute. but i was distressed that his age was really betrayed by his performance. i don't want the public to see that frailty. i don't have it yet. when i do i'm sure there will be people like ed asner to tell me. >> reporter: no one is telling asner anything yet. do you ever feel like you're a really young person trapped in an older body? >> i am, i am, i am. they won't believe me. they wouldn't believe me. (humming) >> reporter: but
and government. occupy d.c. participants entered this building. there was some pushing and shoving, but no violence. they occupied pennsylvania avenue sitting down on the pavement blocking traffic, until police issued this warning. >> if you do not seize and behave, you will be arrested. this is your third and final warning. >> reporter: rather than be arrested, they moved to freedom plaza. like last year, the occupy d.c. movement represents a variety of causes. >> i think what we achieved most of all is an awareness that something is wrong in america. >> going against the criminal activities of these bankers, one of those was predatory lending. >> i'm for the 99% and part of 47%. so i need to be out here to protect my rights. >> reporter: in the afternoon they marked the u.s. chamber of commerce, on the front door steps. they left, saying we'll be back. they walked through mcpherson square, now clean and green. a year ago, the federal park was a tent city where many of them lived for months on end. as they marched down k street, passing a bank of america, they protested the forecl
in business. if you know of health risks, corruption or government waste, e-mail me at tips at wusa9.com. for 9 wants to know, i'm russ ptacek, 9news. >> wow. being investigated for flies, my house could get that. [ laughing ] >> come on. >> there were other things going on now. >> yes, there were. >>> we're winding down with the severe weather. the severe thunderstorm watch will continue until midnight. there are flash flood warnings at the bottom of of the screen. here is a picture i hesitated using. i think i understand it now. >> whoa. >> see, that's why i use it. this is on our facebook page. chuck smith sent it to us from centreville, virginia. i did get lots of e-mail about a lot of lightning strikes. this is not one time frame, though. this is over 15 minutes where we had like 50 cloud to ground lightning strikes. remember, you can have cloud-to-ground lightning, cloud-to-cloud lightning and ground-to-cloud lightning. chuck, thank you very much. i think that's a legitimate picture. radar and lightning combined, look at all of the lightning. it has diminished somewhat in the past
, beverly. >>> with all the weather extremes happening right here and all around the country, one government organization decided it was time to take action. >> meteorologist erica grow has more information on a proposed weather commission. >> reporter: today's congressional briefing was designed to shine a light on an ever present problem, the unpredictability of weather. >> we as a nation are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather. >> reporter: that's why the university corporation for research proposed a commission that would look for a solution. today's congressional briefing is a renewed effort to make weather information more accessible and understandable by utilizing a white range of today's technology. >> people are using weather information in new and increasingly valuable ways. they're using it extensively to do things they never did before. >> being able to cut down on false alarms, that has a huge impact on the public but really allowing them to understand what they can do to weatherproof themselves. >> reporter: a four-member expert panel concluded th
and meet safety standards, but critics say the government should force higher standards. so we went to the agency overseeing the companies. why not mandate photoelectric? >> because both technologies are working in saving lives. >> reporter: we know of several cases where the smoke alarm, people say, just did not go off. >> in those cases, they need to practice a fire escape plan to make sure they can get out. >> reporter: but if the smoke detector didn't go off and the house is full of smoke by the time it does, what does an escape plan do? >> it helps them escape better when the smoke alarm eventually goes off. >> reporter: but eventually isn't good enough for the mom who lost nearly everything. >> i would think that if i had known i might have a family of seven instead of a family of three. >> reporter: just to be clear, no one is saying throw out your smoke alarm tonight. fire officials say the best advice is to have both technologies in your home. you can buy a dual detector that has both in one. thing is, they're harder to find in the stores and will cost you a little more mon
government prosecutors deliberately leaked both of these items to the media. the judge presiding over the trial will hold a hearing about the possible leaks on october 11th. >>> a new york federal judge ruled the iran, taliban and al qaeda must pay $6 billion for their roles in the september 11 attacks. the judge says he hopes this mostly symbolic lawsuit will help provide relief for some of the victims' families. iran has repeatedly denied any connection to the attacks or al qaeda. >>> american airlines says a mechanical problem, not human error, caused seats to come loose on several planes midflight. the carrier inspected 48 of its boeing 747s with similar seats and all are back in service. in a statement, the airline officials blamed a problem with the tracks the seats sit on and the locking mechanism. the faa still conducting its own investigation into those loose seats. >>> virginia's hotly contested senate race is becoming new defined. the survey shows democrat tim kaine leading republican george allen 49% to 44%. that's among likely voters. it breaks a deadlock the two candidat
governments starts initiatives since the federal government is ingrid lock. >> what's arnold's future and maria's future. they have independent courses clearly now. >> arnold signed up to do five movies. i think that they are going to wait and see if people go and see them to see if he can restart his movie career. he has a lot of causes. he does after school programs, things like that. >> she has a lot of media offers if she wants to resume that job. >> she can write a book if she wanted to. >> yes. thank you very much. >>> and the ryder cup coming up. >> sunday's final day might have been the most thrilling and unexpected everyday, david feherty will show us what went wrong for the americans. >> tomorrow caroline kennedy talks about her father's white house takes coming out 50 years on cbs "this morning". when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast, i need all the help i can get. i tell them, "come straight to the table." i say, "it's breakfast time, not playtime." "there's fruit, milk and i'm putting a little nutella on your whole-wheat toast." funny, that last part gets th
and opposed big government. maybe that's why republicans like to drink sam adams beer. democrats like to drink vodka, rum, tequila, sauvignon blanc would be predictive of partisanship. >> where does the republican eat dinner? >> applebee's and ruby tuesdays but not tgi fridays. >> he knows what you drink and what restaurants you eat in. >> and how i'm going to vote before i do. >> it's scary. >> absolutely. yeah. >> reporter: and he knows what we watch. armed with that kind of information, the parties can plant their ads in the places that will most likely yield a harvest, that all important bubble of independents and undecideds. >> in north carolina -- >> we looked at the partisanship of the weather channel and is it in the middle. >> reporter: that goes to local tv. will predicted what stations george watches in raleigh, nbc 17 and kral. >> i watch nbc 17 and wral. >> you learned a lot about who your constituency is. >> too much sometimes. >> the ads pile up and the phone keeps ringing. most of it targeted at george, who insists the debates will be the most important factor in his decision.
. the president said that the government can provide the service at lower cost, and without a profit. >> reporter: in control, assertive. presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> it's very rare that impressionistically stylistically there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> reporter: at a rally in denver the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: later today at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said on spending and taxes. >> he may do a tap dance and two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have the practice. >> you more worried obama might lose now? >> i don't know, not really. >> reporter: obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, and if he wants to make changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> reporter: romney st
government president -- wow -- adam rotti who is studying political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypton and hydrogen? >> potassium and hydrogen. >> it's pota
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of this advertising. >>> no sooner did the nationals get into the play-offs and the government threw cold water on fans by announcing higher taxi fairs for the postseason games. but the mayor complained. >> tom sherwood joins us with the story. >> jim, there are going to be huge crowds, but no one expected higher taxi fares. more than 6,000 cabs in the district. none will make extra money with $1 passenger surcharges during the play-offs announced wednesday evening, killed hours later. what happened? you reversed it? >> well, they told me, the mayor made it clear he didn't approve of it. and it's the mayor's program. and so i rescinded it. >> reporter: maybe quickly reversed, but there's still a lot of irritation about the jolt to fans. >> never understood the rationale for it in the first place. but more than that, we have to stop having these knee-jerk reactions in the industry. >> something i definitely would not have supported. >> you're happy -- >> i'm happy it ended quickly. >> reporter: d.c. transportation officials and police are also worried about crowd control, extra staff will be spr
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, what the government is doing to make sure the ecofriendly products you buy are really green. liz crenshaw is more with the details. >> listen up to that story. we begin with american express. the credit card company will refund $250,000 consumers an estimated $85 million. the consumer financial protection bureau says amex violated credit card practices ranging from debt collection to card solicitations, and late fee charges. in addition to the refund of 85 million consumer, they will pay more than $27 million in civil fines. they will notify consumers directly. you do not have to take any action. the cfpb warns against any other entity offering to help you reclaim the money. that is likely to be a scam. water bills have gone up in prince george's county. consumers are paying double the flush tax now. $5 per month. which is the chesapeake bay restoration fee. the wssc says the fee increase will be used to improve the waste water treatment plans owned by utilities throughout the state. residents who cannot afford that higher fee can apply for an exemption. residents are also seeing
, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down goth, would work. that's not the right answer for america. i'll restore the vitality that gets america working again. >> the candidates' next debate will take place october 16th in long island. >>> joining us now to talk about last night's debate is nbc news senior political editor mark murray. we appreciate you coming in this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> coming out of these debates, a lot of people like to declare a winner. the consensus seems to be that mitt romney was that last night. what put him in that position? >> mitt romney helped himself and came across as very energetic, he was concise, even funny in a lot of his answers. the format actually ended up benefiting him because you elevate the challenger. president obama has been campaigning with the air force one, being able to ride on air force one, having the presidential seal at his podium. now mitt romney was elevated to president obama's level. i was reminded in 2004 when john kerry was challenging george w. bush and we saw a
, who was also a former virginia govern governor. kaine has led in fund-raising over the course of his senate campaign. >>> public health officials warning people in our area about a contaminated steroid suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak. hundreds, if not thousands around the country could be affected by the outbreak. it came from a medical center in massachusetts and went to facilities in 23 states, including 9 facilities in maryland and virginia. it's for patients suffering from back pain, but doctors believe the steroid became infected. >> this is a treatable condition. that's why we're urging people to be vigilant about symptoms if they believe they were exposed, to communicate with their health care provider and be sure they're valted if they believe they have any symptoms related to this. >> so far five people have died from the infection, including in virginia and maryland. to see the clinics that had the drug go to nbcwashington.com and search for key word "meningitis." >>> inspectors are trying to figure out what caused a staff folding to collapse, leaving a constructi
't 4 million autos this year. aig, the insurance giant rescued by a government bailout at the height of the financial crisis could be named a financial institution by regulators. if it happens, they will be regulated by the federal reserve. back to you. >> thanks for the update. barbara? >>> more and more spas are offering cosmetic procedures done in doctors offices. we have the precautions you should take. good morning. >> tell us about the things the spas are offering now. >> well, first let me define what a spa is. a spa is where you are getting facials and massages and things like that. a medi-spa is when they incorporate medical procedures in a regular spa and you have a physicians office. there are different tier, if you will, for cosmetic procedures but they may not be qualified to do them. >> if we are talking botox and fillers, are those ever done in spas or in medi-spas. >> what we define is what's medical practice. if you are practicing medicine, that has to be by a licensed individual who is approved or licensed to practice. so, some of these procedures, yes, are done in
with grains and flours, the government will allow certain insect parts and eggs to be in there. >> you're kidding. >> you can't avoid it, so they do allow it. now, in order to get rid of them, take a piece of spearmint gum, put spearmint gum in the container and believe it or not, they won't hatch, they won't come out. >> all you have to do is take a stick of gum and do that? >> that's all you've got to do. cockroaches. all you have to do to get rid of cockroaches is to use some hot sauce and water, spray any area that you're having a problem with or take some cheap wine, put it in a shallow dish, put it under the sink or wherever a problem, they'll go to the wine, they'll drink the wine, they'll die and then they'll lay with their little legs up in the air. >> gone. >> or just sprinkle diatomaceous earth again around the area they frequent and that'll kill 'em off. now, bats. if you get a bat in your attic let's say, turn the fan on if you have a fan in the attic or turn a light on in the attic. that'll drive 'em right out of there-- they'll get out the same way they came in. >> wow.
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